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Chaplaincy service

The Chaplaincy is here for everyone: staff, patients, service users, carers, people of all faiths and none.

Male chaplain speaking to a female patient
What is a Chaplaincy service?

We are not here to push any religion. We are here to listen to your experiences, and to help you to explore the ‘bigger questions’ in life

A listening ear

Chaplains will listen to you and try to understand what is important for you. We will try to help you with your individual needs and if we can't help, we will signpost you to others who may be able to.

Working with everyone

Chaplains are happy to work with anyone who wants to use our service. Chaplains are usually ministers of religion, trained in providing spiritual and pastoral care, but you don’t have to be religious or hold any particular beliefs in order to speak with them.

Why might I use the Chaplaincy service? 

Patients and service users in hospital often want to continue their existing religious practices during their stay. Additionally, in-patients and those in the community often wish to explore beliefs, feelings, thoughts, doubts and uncertainties.

You may choose to use the chaplaincy service on a personal, one-to-one basis, or as part of a group.

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